Oracle Linux 5 : poppler (ELSA-2008-0239)

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Synopsis :

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2008:0239 :

Updated poppler packages that fix a security issue are now available
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

This update has been rated as having important security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

Poppler is a PDF rendering library, used by applications such as

Kees Cook discovered a flaw in the way poppler displayed malformed
fonts embedded in PDF files. An attacker could create a malicious PDF
file that would cause applications that use poppler -- such as Evince
-- to crash, or, potentially, execute arbitrary code when opened.

Users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain
backported patches to resolve this issue.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected poppler packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 67687 ()

Bugtraq ID: 28830

CVE ID: CVE-2008-1693